Keysight and Spreadtrum to collaborate on mobile chipset technology

February 25, 2016 // By Jean-Pierre Joosting
Keysight Technologies and Spreadtrum Communications have signed an understanding (MoU) to collaborate on the research and development of mobile chipset advanced technology, including the development of new testing needs, covering mobile chipset baseband, RF module and conformance test.

Due to its deep understanding of the semiconductor industry and premier local technical support, Spreadtrum chose Keysight as its strategic partner to collaborate on a chipset test technology center, focusing on leading technology development, chipset design flow process optimization, and enabling customers with turnkey solutions.

Keysight has dedicated a technical team in Shanghai to work directly with the Spreadtrum teams on establishing the technology center, which is expected to open publicly in May 2016.

Ron Nersesian, president and CEO of Keysight Technologies and Dr. Leo Li, Chairman and CEO of Spreadtrum Communications, signed the strategic partnership MoU on February 24 at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

Dr. Leo Li, Chairman and CEO of Spreadtrum Communications commented, “For future mobile devices, highly integrated, power-efficient chipsets with customizable software and reference designs in a complete turnkey platform, will enable customers to achieve faster design cycles with a lower development cost. This collaboration with Keysight will allow us to provide our customers with the best user experience. And the technology center is essential for the effective evaluation of candidate core technologies and architectures in the pursuit of chipsets and the timely demonstration of the key capabilities of future mobile chipsets.”

“Our strong collaboration with Spreadtrum on mobile chipsets will allow us to lead the technology exploration of China’s fabless customers’ real needs,” said Ron Nersesian, president and CEO of Keysight Technologies. “We will provide Spreadtrum’s dedicated technical teams with the measurement expertise required to design, develop and validate their new chipsets; and to set up the new technology center. The MoU also includes working closely today on MIMO, wideband DPD, VoLTE and VoWiFi test solutions, while expanding to 5G solutions as we move forward.”

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